9 get life for killing man over land dispute | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 23, 2007 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 23, 2007

9 get life for killing man over land dispute

Nine people, including five of a family, were sentenced to life imprisonment by a court yesterday on charge of killing a man over land dispute.
The court also fined them Tk 5000 each, in default, to suffer one year more rigorous imprisonment, sources said.
The convicts are Ershad Haji, his three sons Hossain Ali, Hasan Ali and Habibur Rahman and his brother Janab Ali of Nalta village, Ajit Biswas, Amjad Hossain and Niamat Uddin of Magurali village and Shawkat Ali of Magri village under Kaliganj upazila.
Judge Ranu Bilkis Banu of additional district and sessions judge's court pronounced the verdict in a crowded room.
According to the prosecution, the convicts attacked the victim Ensaful Haque, son of Sirajul Haque of Magurali village under the same upazila, and chopped him to death while he was returning home at about 7:00pm on January 1, 2002.
A longstanding dispute over land led the killing, court sources said.
The victim's father filed the case with Kaliganj Police Station on the following day.
After examining the deposition of the prosecution witnesses and relevant documents, the court found them guilty and handed down the verdict.

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